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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Sacrificing her home for the homeless

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

Dear thank-you notes, thank you

By Thaddeus Chatto

November 22, 2013

It’s that time of the year again. The day is nearly here when families unite on a Thursday to feast on turkeys, apple cobblers and whatever other foods are made for Thanksgiving.  It’s a day full of three F’s: family, food and football. But let’s not forget an important reason for celebrating t...